Monday, May 2, 2011

Flicker - a Different Sort of Woodpecker

Flickers are fairly large woodpeckers that spend time feeding on the ground as they particularly like ants. They are also more colorful than the usual woodpeckers in most of North America. They have a large patch of white on the rump that shows when they fly. Those in the east have bright yellow shafts to their wing and tail feathers and in the west that is red. Flickers migrate and when they are moving we might see good numbers of them. They are here for the summer now and I was so pleased to get some good pictures of one that cooperated on Saturday. I used one in a template challenge for May.
Designer Credits:
-template: May Copycat Challenge based on "Chilly" by OceanWideDesigns: 
-background: Shimmer by Kitty Designs
-paint splat, scatter: Sketchbook Artistry no. 1 by Sue Cummings
-staples: Sunrise Sunset by Fei-fei's Stuff
-ribbon, gold paper: Winter Escape from Creations by Tinamarie
-deep colored paper: from TrOpical Oscraps Collab by Maya de Groot
-pale paper: from Party On, Oscraps blog train, by Ashalee Wall
-diamond pattern paper: Family Tree by Joanne Brisebois
-dotted paper: Home Sweet Home by Maya de Groot
fonts: harrison, Hurry Up, Hans Hand


  1. Love that cooperative bird! He must have been so preoccupied with pecking at ants he didn´t notice you. Send him to me. My garden´s crawling with his favourite snack...
    Lovely page with that great splash of cream paint across it to give a feeling of movement to it.

  2. Nice layers and love this bird. I had a whole flock of them hanging around several years ago. Makes me want to see if I can find the pictures. Didn't know what kind of woodpecker they were...thanks for identifying them for me. Don't know that I have seen them since.